Unison Glasgow Clyde & CVS Branch 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 2017

The AGM will take place on Thursday the 23rd of February 2017 in Glasgow Central Hotel.

Registration will commence at 6.00pm and close at 7.00pm sharp for a 7.00pm start of the AGM proper.

We will have speakers on the night and details will be made nearer the date.

Here is the timeline for this years AGM


 

AGM 2017 - BRANCH OFFICER NOMINATIONS

 POSITION
 NAME
 POSITION AT CLOSE OF NOMINATIONS
Assistant Branch Secretary
 Frances Lyall
No Election Required
Chair Person
 Rose Anderson
 No Election Required
Communications Officer
  Walter Gaffney
 No Election Required
Development and Recruitment Officer
  James Kirkpatrick
 No Election Required
Disabled Members Officer
 Margaret Bean
 No Election Required
 Education Officer
 Joe Wright
 No Election Required
 International Officer
 Vacant
 VACANT
 Labour Link
 Vacant
 VACANT
 LGBT Officer
 Walter Gaffney
 No Election Required 
 LGBT Officer
 Chrissy McKeag
 No Election Required
 Life Long Learning Co-ordinator
 Vacant
 VACANT
 Membership Officer
 James Kirkpatrick
 No Election Required
 Retired Members Officer
 Morag Houston
 No Election Required
 Health and Safety Officer
 Tommy McWilliams
 No Election Required
 Secretary
 Cathy Miller
 No Election Required
 Service and Conditions Officer
 Julie Ballantyne
 No Election Required
 Treasurer
 Julie Ballantyne
 No Election Required
 Vice Chair
 Eleanor Harvey
 No Election Required
 Welfare Officer
 Eleanor Harvey 
 Election Required
 Welfare Officer
 Elizabeth Rankin
 Election Required
 Womans Officer
 Elizabeth Rankin
 No Election Required
 Assistant Treasurer
 Vacant
 VACANT
 Black Members Officer
 Vacant
 VACANT
 Young Members Officer
 Vacant
 VACANT
 BAOT Members Officer
 Vacant
 VACANT
 

NHS Glasgow Clyde and CVS Branch

AGM – Election of Office Bearers – 2017


The branch needs to organise and process 2 sets of elections at the AGM in accordance with the branch constitution. These elections are in respect of vacant posts (as at the close of the nomination process) and contested posts (as at the close of the nomination process).


Election to posts which are vacant as at the close of the nomination process.


In accordance with the para 16.4 of the branch constitution positions which were vacant at the close of the nomination process are filled by seeking nominations from the members in attendance with any election decided by a show of hands


16.14 Following the full nomination process, postal ballot as required and subsequent confirmation of election of branch officers at the meeting, if vacant positions exist nominations may be sought from members in attendance at the meeting. This will be done by seeking nominations from the floor of the meeting with a proposer and a seconder required and with the nominee present to confirm acceptance of the nomination. In the event that more than one nomination is received and accepted then a vote by a show of hands from within the meeting will confirm the successful candidate.

Election to posts which received more than one nomination and where an election exists at the start of the AGM.


The constitution advises that:

16.7 If there is more than one candidate an election will be held. The election will be by means of a SECRET BALLOT conducted at the AGM by those eligible members who are in attendance. The ballot will be counted by tellers elected from those in attendance.


The following is consistent with the process agreed and followed in 2015.

  • All nominees will be entitled to submit a written statement in support of their nomination. This Supporting Statement will be provided to the Returning Officer in an electronic word format no later than 5pm on 10 Feb.
  • Supporting statements will be no more than one side of A4 paper, will not contain any pictures and will be compliant with the code of electoral conduct agreed to by all nominees.
  • For the election of Branch Secretary – all ballot papers and supporting statements will be YELLOW
  • For the election of Welfare Officer – all ballot papers and supporting statements will be BLUE
  • Branch staff will prepare a ‘ballot pack’ for attendees the ballot pack will include a ballot paper for all appropriate elections and supporting statements. Each ballot paper will be individually numbered.
  • Only those members who attend the AGM are eligible to vote, on registering attendance they will be checked to ensure that they are members name + any two of membership number, date of birth, postcode.
  • Upon being confirmed as eligible to attend and vote the member will be given a ballot pack before entering the food court in the hall.
  • All candidates are entitled to view the empty ballot boxes before the ballot opens – it is their responsibility to ensure that they are in attendance in advance of the opening of the ballot
  • The ballot will open at 6.30 (one Blue and one Yellow) and will be situated in plain sight within the food court area of the AGM venue. A member of UNISON staff (to be determined) will oversee the ballot boxes.
  • At the start of the AGM the Chair will seek 4 tellers from the floor of the hall.
  • The ballot will close 5 mins after the start of the AGM the ballot will be closed.
  • The Returning Officer and the tellers will then count the ballot papers – each candidate will be allowed to oversee or nominate in advance one person who will oversee – but not interfere with, the count.
  • Upon completion o f the count the Returning Officer will take the ballot result to the Chair of the meeting, who will declare the result at an appropriate juncture in the meeting.